The Jury Summation as Speech Genre

An ethnographic study of what it means to those who use it

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The American courtroom trial is a speech situation. Everything occurs through the spoken word. The 'summation', as speech event embedded within the trial, which is the chronological and psychological culmination of it, is one of the few opportunities for the lawyer to communicate directly with jurors. But the speech genre summation involves preliminaries as well as the event itself; and it can affect the aftermath of the trial, for the decisions of the jurors may be influenced by this discourse.This ethnographic study considers the summation from three perspectives: that of the producer, from the point of view of the ethnographer who observed and analyzed sixty-six actual summations and from that of the receivers of the speech event who must act upon it. Information was obtained from post-deliberation questionnaires completed by 223 jurors, plus 35 alternate jurors.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 1]  1988.  xvii, 264 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
xi
Acknowlegements
xiii
List of Tables
xvii
Introduction
1
The Sender
The Observer
The Receiver
Appendices
Prosecutors
236
Notes
247
Bibliography
249
Subject Index
261
Lawyer Index
263
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88010125